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THE DAILY EVENING TELEGRAPH PHIL ADELP111 A, THURSDAY , OCTOBER 13, 1870.
ALEX 1 DUE DUMAS FERE. Th rai Ramnaeer la IIU Old Aae nia flnaner t MvUs and Warklnjt-Illa Literary Tastes, E te. A correspondent of the New York Trtbune gives the following interesting account of a recent visit of Alexandre Duniaa the elder to Madrid: In the spring of this year Alexandre Dumas, the father, came dawn to Madrid to collect material for his work entitled "The Fast, Present and Future of the Revolution in Spain." It is rare that a French feuilletoniste knows anything outside of the Boulevard des , Italiens, but this veteran romancer used to bring to the discussion of historical subjects a profound and thorough ignorance of the matters treated, which put to shame the sketchy misinformation of his frivolous imi tators. He came to Spain, utterly ignorant of the history, the language, the custome of the people, in write in some six weeks the story and intrigues and incidents of a life time, which have resulted in the destruction of the Bourbon dynasty in the Peninsula. He was so absurdly lacking in the commonest knowledge of current events, that he ad dressed a letter to Don Cruz Ochoa, the fiery CarliBt shoulder-hitter of the Cortes, on a matter of literary inquiry, mistaking him for Don Eugenio do Ochoa, the famous scholar and academician exactly as if you should write to ask Senator Wilson to expound his true meaning in a contested point of the 'Noctes Anibrosiame." There were more especial reasons why Du mas should have thought twice before coming down to Madrid to write history at a hand gallop. He has said, in an unfortunately spiritual hour, that Africa began at the Pyre nees, and the Castilian heart never forgave him. He also carried the curse of Canaan on his face and hair, and a nation of slave holders could not receive him without embar rassment. - Still, he had many friends in Madrid, and Mr. and Mrs. Percy gave him the use of their beautiful rose-colored quinta in the suburbs, where the old man set up his tabernacle, working by day, and dining in the evening in his own sybaritic style. I was invited to meet him one evening at the house of Senor Ochoa who delighted to honor the old romancer, after Damas had as certained that there more Ochoas than one in Spain. I found a brilliant company of lite rary and artistic people and some few of the aristocracy who yielded sufficiently to the spirit of the age to read novels. But to my dismay, when I asked for the lion, I was in formed by the genial savant who entertained us, that he had gone off to bed immediately after feeding. But the next night I was more fortunate. The tenor Tamberlik was singing at the opera for something's benefit and everybody went. In the first entr'acte I noticed that the whole audience was facing one way. I followed the general stare and saw the author of "Monte Cristo." I recog nized him instantly, not from his portraits, but from Nadar's grotesque caricature, which is more like him than himself. There was such a preposterous stock of white wool covering the enormous red face, with the broad humor ous negro smile that ran over the counte nance from the thick lips, such a tremendous breadth of shoulder and depth of chest, so ponderous a stomaoh and trunk supported on thin legs that bent with their burden, that no one regarded him seriously. They seemed to think that outlandish figure was the get-up, not the person, of Alexandre Dumas. The whole house stared at him, with all their eyes and lorgnettes, and chattered with as brutal an unreserve as an English or American crowd would have exhibited which is not usual in a Latin country. The veteran did not seem to mind them. He spoke from time to time to the ladies in the box, with a faint light of the old gallantry shining through his heavy face. Sometimes, when the still glorious voice of Tamberlik seemed to burn through the vail that age has cast over it, and soar up to that electrical climax of the ut de poitrine, I could see in the kindling eye of the old ro mancer a sign of the sympathy that existed between the two battered and life-worn giants of art. But usually he was sunk in sluggish re very, or peacefully snoring in that sweet sleep of age and childhood, with which nature kindly soothes and guards the weakness of our beginning and our end. 1 was so interested in mm that evening mat i readily accepted Air. ferry s Kind in vitation to call with him at the quinta. It stood just outside the barrio Salamanca, to the left of the bull-ring, on that hot. arid plateau, where the sunshine drives ail pedes trians into tne scanty snadow of tne walls, n seems iiue cnangmg your latitude witn a thought, when you open the rickety gate and Btep into the cool, lush, fragrant garden, it is full of winding walks and heavy tufts of veraure, arbors, and wayward vines, and a little way back stands the old farm-house, completely buried in clambering roses. We found Dumas in a delicious summer-house in the garden. His niece, an exquisitely pretty and winsome school girl, as innooent and modest as school girls are in those effete and degenerate lands, sat near him, and opposite JUim at tne rustic table was Carolina Coronado, il . O 1 4. Dumas began talking at onoe about his work. He did not get on very well, he said; be could not accomplish more than ten printed pages per day; the Spanish was hard to read, and lie Had eitner to consult the dic tionary or guess at the meaning of the words; both these processes took time. We listened with amusement, and Madame Coronado with horror, at this novel exposition of the histo rian's method. I asked him how he disposed ot His day. "i rise late aoout ten 1 break. fast. I work until four. I then indulge in the debaucn of a walK in tne garden. I dine, and 11 Madame is so good as to bring ner car nace 1 take tne air in tne rrado. l come back and go chastely to bed." He was in the "habit of sleeping fourteen hours out of the twenty-four. His dinners were gastronomic phenomena. He prepared them himself. He sat at the head of hia table, in his shirt sleeves, and left his guests, after each course, to superintend tne presentation or tne next, -He renewed his youth at the dinner table, All the verve and wit of old times came back to him then. But from coffee to bed-time he was little more than a mummy, that serves only to remind us of a princely past. , He was goiBg out for his drive when I en tered the garden, and they kindly forced me to take the fourth seat. As we drove down the Prado to the Paseo de Atocha, the strange figure of Dumas attracted universal attention, He always carried a Gibus opera hat in his band, and his busby white wool gave an ap Tearance of extraordinary size to his head. lie spoke hardly a word during the first half .hour, answering all questions at random, and 'only seeming to listen when his pretty nieoe epoke to him. He seemed lost in reveries of the time when he was a gay youth with clear brain and hot blood, and the voice of this lovely girl appeared to find its way easily tbroiich tli rliiil "r v ib kev of iiienrinrv. air, he became more chatty and sociable. A remark made by Madame Coronado in regard to the opposition of the church to "spiritual circles" attracted his attention. He. said very earnestly: "Messieurs les Cures are wrong. They should be glad of any evidence that goes to prove the immortality ot the soul." He turned to me to ask about these manifesta tions in America. In the course of the con versation which ensued I urged him to visit America to observe for himself the remarka ble developments now making in the spiritual and material life of the people. He looked steadily at me for a moment, then taking a tuft of his snow-white wool in his fingers, he said: "And this?" I thought of Revels, and replied, "It would make you Senator." He looked dazed for a moment. He had not heard of emancipation. He had but a vague idea of the war. This is not uncom mon in France. Dumas, the younger, in his powerful novel "L'Affaire Clemenoeau," in troduces a young Bostonian named Andre Minati, who amuses himself by attending the flogging of bis father s slaves. "Ehbienl he Rigtaed. "inis has come too late for me. When I was young, it kept me away from America. And now I am old." "An, Mr. Dumas, said JUadarne, "you grow younger every day. now do you manage it ? A spark of the old exquisite wit brightened in the eye of Dumas, as he answered, "Dame! j y mets te temps. (I give all my time to it.) We spoke of his son, and asked what he was doing in these years of silence. The old gentleman answered with some reserve, "He never speaks to me, or consults witn me, as to anything he is doing, and for this he gives a reason full of courtesy and charm. He says he reverences my judgment so highly that if criticized his work he would be discouraged and destroy it." In reply to a remark of a more personal character, he said, with a cyni cism which was deliriously French, "There is one great din erence between my son and me. I love the ladies, and he does not; which accounts for his being married, while I am a bachelor." It was evident that he did not greatly ad mire the productions of his son. His robust and eminently practical mind saw no merit in those painfully elaborate analyses of char acter in which the younger Dumas so delights. To the elder it seemed absurd that a man should waste two years on a volume he would have produced in a week. And when it was finished it was a small affair no fighting, no intrigue, and no nonest, square loving of the old-fashioaed kind nothing but curious dig ging and delving into the useless mysteries of the heart of man. "Balzac set the bad example which has carried away Monsieur mon JUs and other clever lads. Everybody who writes seems to think it necessary now to indulge in these labors of moral vivisection to pick a heart in pieces with the pen." "Were you intimate with Balzac r "No," with energy. "Nobody was intimate with him. He was cold, greedy, and selfish. I do not deny his great genius. But he made a bad use of it. He is the apostle of disgust and despair. He preaches the gospel of hol- lowness and hopelessness. He leaves a bad taste in your mouth, l et ne is called tne l rencn anakespeare. "(Test bete ca. Shakespeare is great, gene rons, and cordial, lie breatb.es tne air witn full lungs. In the great romances of Balzac there is nothing to breathe but miasms. You in America you have a great and a hearty genius, Monsieur i enimore. wnat lire, wnat air, what movement in those Leather Stock mg books! 'Tne i'raine, it is tne finest poetical conception of the age. It is enough to make one believe in tne immortality of the soul. This was the second time he had referred to immortality the doctrine consolatrice of Robespierre as a relief at once desirable and difficult. He seemed to have heard of no American writer but Cooper, whom he, like most Frenchmen, called Fenimore. He had never heard the name of Hawthorne mentioned, gave him the "Scarlet Letter," which he said he would be delighted to read; but I have pn vate information that the custom-house pre face cast him into a deep and refreshing slumber, as often as it was attacked, and so he never became acquainted with Hester Prynne. If he had, she would have amused him very little. To his taste there was too little wickedness to spice so much remorse. After tne ice was broken ne thawed very rapidly, and soon became very communica tive in regard to his own writings. He said he could not bear to read his own novels, especially the serious ones. His publishers wanted him, at one time, to write a sequel to "Monte Cristo, and he began to read the romance to Bee what was to be done about it, but gave it up at the end of the first volume, and wrote the sequel, trusting to luck. He said he excepted one work from the general rule, "Les Trois Mousquetaires. "This, be said, frankly, "nas always remained a model for myself. I have read it over many times, and never witnout pront. This romance owes its title not to the author, but the' publisher. Dumas called it "Orthos, Porthos and Aramis; but the readers of the feuilleton complained that the name was too classical and promised nothing, so that the publisher changed the name to "The Three Guardsmen," to the consterna tion of Dumas, who reminded him, when it was too late, that there were four fighting men in that story. In a few weeks the untiring old man had covered his allotted portion of stationery with the most appalling mass of trash, and had gone back to Paris serenely to superintend the publication of his history. I have never heard of its being printed. Perhaps it never will be. His imperial colleague, as he once wittily 6tyled Napoleon, has pied many forms since the summer opened, and Moltke has been making history so fast that even the lightning-like pen of the greatest of story tellers fails in competition. THE DIAMOND LAND. Wonderful Dlncoveriea mt Jewel la Mouth Africa Tne Urrauia of SMubad wore than KeallEed A correspondent of the New York World, writing from Port Natal, Africa, tells this mar vellous story: Having travelled more than six hundred miles we Dually reached Kruman at the bead ot tbe river by that name tbe dwelling place of the great Chief Mahuro, and principal trading-post, where the tusks of hundreds of elephants and the plumages of thousands of ostriches' are annually exchanged for gold and light valua bles from more civilized countries. When I first availed myself of tbe chief's hospitality, I found at least fifty females assembled at his place. Tbey were decked all over with' ornaments, but the t.nly article of clothing they wore was a short garment made of sheep-skin, which set loosely about their bodies. The womeu are all very small but beautiful in form, while the men are tall and sinewy resembling xt-rv much the American" Ii'di. The f-f These wr r. all taking their ease at the chief's cabin, 'i ueir rounded limbs were decorated with ms" f rings of different metals and various colors. Many of the rings were made of the Ivory "iclr countrymen had sold to the Eng lish, bad brought It back m presents, cut outai 'I shaped by the manufacturer. In some of tb- e ornaments there were actually diamond settles that would exchange for bogs full of guineas. With theee evidences of future success, I re solved to leave the trying company and start out at once for the diamond regions. On the fifth day, while we were crossing a sandy plain on the right bank of the Vaal, I picked up a shining pebble, which I now have In my posses sion, and wnicn i expect to get ai least i.wu ior when I determine to part with it. We pro ceeded in a two-wheeled cart, drawn by a mule. until we reached tne ease of tne mountain, ana then continued our journey on foot. I could net wait to go the longer, but much easier, route. As our informants had assured us, we came in sight of swarms of men, women, and children, all at work at various places near tne river. It was not long before I was among them, eager to buy all the claims I could lay my hands on. since my connection witu tne business, i nave often heard the story relating how it was first discovered that diamonds existed at all in this country. The story agrees wherever it is heard, and I think must therefore be true. Some traders were returning towards the coast with a large quantity of feathers, etc., when they over took some children playing by the side of a small stream. One of them, a young girl, had a pebble in her band, playing with It, and a friendly smauser (trader) asked permission to look at it. The girl gave it to him, and though not a connoisseur, he thought the pebble was a rare gem of some kind, and took it to the port witn mm, wiiere it was examined oy tne rrencu Consul, who pronounced it a diamond worth .tllOUU.' The next valuable stone coming from the diamond country was one found in the posses sion of a heathen Kail re, who kept It as a l.umiy charm. He was first oltcred A 1000 for It, hut refused to part with it for that, for although ho bad no idea about its intrinsic value he was shrewd enough to know that It must be a rare thing or the Englishmen would not be so eager to get it. The next time the same trading party came along they offered 44000 for the diamond, which was accepted. The traders disposed of the gem for 10,000, and it has since been cut at Amsterdam and is now valued at 4.40,000. All my expectations have been more than realized since I arrived in the diamond country. 1 nave not stumbled over diamond pebbles, as some might infer from what I write, but I have done the next thing to picking up whole for tunes off the ground. A few weeks ago 1 wit nessed the destruction of several huts for the diamonds in the mud walls. The huts of the natives are all plastered up inside with a com position made principally of sand taken out of the bottom of the rivers. Soon after the excitement began, when all eyes were alert, it was discovered that in many instances the earth walls were studded with sparkling diamonds. A general raid was at once begun on all the huts standing along the banks of the streams, the walls torn down and dissolved in water, after which the diamonds were taken out whole. So far as mv observa tion has gone, however, no hut has been dis mantled without the ewner being well remune rated. The gems taken in this way will probably amount to $2,000,000 in value. The places where the work of digging is now most actively going on is along the banks of the urange river irom Aiiwai to uariep station, and on the Vaal from above Plattburg to the junction with the Orange, including a district about as large as the State of Massachusetts. From present appearances I should judge that tbe supply of diamonds would never be ex bausted, as they are turning up thicker every day as fast as miners arrive and go to work. A regular code of laws has been adopted, and is now enforced by a vigilance committee, livery one who goes to the mining region with a little capital to start with and a determination to work is sure to gel rich In a short time. On my way to Port Natal I passed two days at Bloemfonteln, the present capital of the Transvaal Republic, and had the good fortune to witness a state reception given by President Brandt, ou wnicn occasion i was invited, witn several other Americans, to be present. It seemed to have been gotten up for the almost express purpose of giving the Vaal river dia monds a regular display. Some of the "court' ladies present appeared to be almost loaded down with diamonds. They also wore the richest materials in dresses, and the brilliant diamonds were shown oil to their greatest ad vantage when contrasted with the dark com plexlons of some of the distinguished female icuests from the adjoining States. One lady in particular made a special display ot tne pre clous jewels. Her dark hair was rolled and puffed, and fairly studded with brilliants. She wore ring clusters outside of her white kids, and gold bracelets with galaxies of starry gems. On her bosom she wore a single brilliant valued at 11.000. This precious ere in. set asrainst background of black point lace, shone forth with tne metre of V enus as sue sometimes appears through an opening in a heavy bank of clouds, with a cold, dark sky beyond. Tbe heavy flounces of her dress were looped up all ronnd and fastened with clusters of the same precious jewels. As she passed across the room and turned around the piei cing rays would shoot continually from the dark folds, positively daz zling to the eyes of a spectator. The handle of her fan even glittered with small trems. A per son might have walked behind her in the crowd and plucked whole fortunes from her person by the handful. I urn told that a full set of South African dia monds has been presented to Queen Vlctorla,and it is also said that the trunks of the Empress Eugenie, who I hear is a fugitive, contain another costly set of tbe same kind of jewels. The Fatb of a Traitor. A French paper has the following: "A French captain in disguise, who had escaped from Sedan, was making a frugal repast in a small cabaret not far from the frontier, when be observed a butcher from Montmedy come in, and shortly afterwards a Prussian officer. The two en tered an adjoining room, but through a crack in the door the French captain saw the Prus sian officer taking notes in his book, and give to the butcher some gold pieces. The cap tain wrote a few lines on a slip of paper, paid his bill, and waited at the door of his cabaret until he saw the Prussian officer and the butcher separated and moved away in oppo site directions. He hurried after the latter, and overtook him. 'My friend,' he said, 'I think you came from Montmedy 'r' 'Yes,' said the butcher. 'I live . there, and have come to look for cattle; but there are none to be had; the troops have eaten everything.' 'So tbst,' said the captain, 'you would not be sorry to make a little money in what is not your regular business. I understand that. Here is a note which I wish to have sent to the commandant of Montmedy. If you will take charge of it I give you iiO francs, and Eromise you as much for the reply.' The utcher, well pleased, undertook the commis sion, and handed the note to the commandant as soon as he had re tched Montmedy. The commandant read tbe note, called for a cor- Eoral and four men, who conducted the utcher behind one of tbe rampart walls, whence the sound of firiDg was speedily heard. The French captain, before proceed ing to Paris by way of Lille, watched the pro ceedings of the Prussian officer, who came regularly twice a day to the place, and waited an hour each time, returning afterward to Sedan." A Tetroit, Michigan, lady, was recently sur prised wilh tbe gift of a valuable setof diamonds from her Quaker aunt aud godmother. They were accompanied with the following epistle: ' Tt"- m'- r;il tiero convenient, Ci'.b --ir.?, in REAL ESTATE AT AUOTION. N Bf vlrtne and in execution ot the do wera contains In a Mortgage executed by THE CENTRAL PASSENGER RAILWA1 COMPANY of the city ef Philadelphia, bearing date d eighteenth day of April, 1863, and recorded In the oinee ior recording aeeas ana mortgages for the city and county of Philadelphia, In Mortgage Book A. C. II., No. 50, page 405, etc., the undersigned Trustees named In said mortgage WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION, at the MERCHANTS' EXCHANGE, la the cityol Philadelphia, by MESSRS. THOMAS A SONS, Auctioneers, at 19 o'clock M., on TUESDAY, the eighteenth day of October, A. D. 1570, the property described In and conveyed by the said mortgage, to wit: mo. i. aji moBe two contiguous lots or pieces or ground, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, Bituate on the east side of Broad street, In the cliy of Philadelphia, one of them be ginning at me distance or nineteen reet seven inches and five-eighths southward from the southeast corner of the sala Broad and Coates streets; thence extending eastward at right angles with said Broad street eighty-eight feet one Inch and a half to ground now or late of Samuel Miller; thence sou thwart along said ground, and at right angles with sate Coates street, seventy-two feet to the northeast cor ner of an alley, two feet six inches In width, leading southward into Penn street; thence west ward vroBHlng said alley and along the lot of ground hereinafter described and at right angles with said Broad street, seventy-nine feet to the east side of the said Broad street ; and thence northward along the east line of said Broad street seventy-two feet to the place of beginning. Subject to a Ground Kent of I?o, silver money. No. 8. The other of them situate at the northeast corner of the said Broad street and Penn street, containing in front or breadth pn the said Broad Btreet eighteen feet, and In length or depth east ward along the north line of said Penn street seventy-lour teetand two Inches, and on the line of said lot parallel with said l'enn Street seventy-six feet five inches and three-fourths of an Inch to said two feet six inches wide alley. Subject to ground rent of T2, silver money. Mo. 3. All that certain lot or piece of ground be ginning at the S. K corner of Coates street and Broad street, thenco extending southward along the said Broad street nineteen feet seven Inches and five eighths of an Inch ; thence eastward eighty feet one Inch and one-half of an lech; tnence northward, at right angles with said Coates street, nine feet to the south, side of Coates street, and thence westward along the south side of said Coates street ninety feet to the place of beginning. Mo. 4. Four Steam Dummy Cars, twenty feet long by nine feet two Inches wide, with all the necessary steam machinery, seven-inch cylinder, wtth ten-Inch stroke of piston, with heating pipes, &c Bach will seat thirty passengers, and has power sufficient to draw two extra cars. Notb. These cars are now In the custody of Messrs. Grice fc Long, at Trenton, New Jersey, where they can be seen. The sale of them Is made subject to a lien for rent, which on the first day ol July, 1870, amounted to tooo. INo. 5. The whole road, plank road, and railway of tbe said Tbe Central Passenger Railway Company of the city of Philadelphia, and all their land. (not Included in Nob. 1, 8, and 3,) roadway, railway, rails, rights of way, stations, toll houses, aud other super structures, depots, depot greunds and other real estate, buildings and Improvements whatsoever.and all and singular the corporate privileges and fran chises connected with said company and plans road anrallway, and relating thereto, and all the tolls, tnctfme, Issues, and profits to accrue from the same or any part thereof belonging to said company, and generally all the tenements.heredltaraents and fran chises of the said company. And also all the cars of every kind (not included In No. 4,) machinery, tools, lmplcmentfl,and materials connected with the proper equipment, operating and conducting of said road, plans road, and railway : and all the personal pro perty of every kind and description belonging to the said company. Together with all the streets, ways, alleys, pas sag s, waters, water-courses, easements, franchises, rights, liberties, privileges, hereditaments ana ap purtenances whatsoever, unto any of the above mentioned premises and estates belonging and ap pertaining, and the reversions and remainders, rents, issues, and profits thereof, and all the estate, right, title, Interest, property, claim, and demand of every nature and kind whatsoever of the said Com. pany, as well at law as In eqnlty of, In, and to the same and every part and parcel thereof. TERMS OF SALE. The properties will be sold In parcels as numbered. On each bid there shall be paid at the time the pro perty Is struck on Fllty Dollars, unless the price Is IesB than that sum, when the whole sum bid shall be paid. w. Im Bi.ii Ar rr.n, I 813 6U W. W. LONG8TRETH, I Trustees. EDUCATIONAL.. TTALLOWELL SELECT HIGH SCHOOL FOR X lourg Utn and Boys, which has been re moved from No. 110 N. Tenth street, will be opened on September 12 In the new and more commodious buildings Nob. 112 and 114 N. NINTH Street. Neither etiort nor expense has been spared m fitting up the rooms, te make this a first-class school of the highest grade. A Preparatory Department Is connected with the school, i'areuis ana giuaenis are mviiea to can and examine the rooms and consult the Principals from 9 A. M. to 8 P. M. after August 16. GEORGE EAbTBURN, A. B., JOHN G. MOORE, M. S., 817tf Principals. T1RIMARY AND PREPARATORY DEPART- J. MKNT OF KLOBY ACADEMY FOR BOYrt, No. 1415 LOCUST Street (First floor). rin. vsm.Yia ..-.,11 nnlll,it.iH orlth lama nil i. 2. tllu j.'wiua, nvn . v u I'iiu iv , nivu iuiu uiai" ground attached. Full corps of Instructors. Early application desirable. For further particulars of tills department, apply to MISS . IL COMLY, at the School rooms. REFERENCES: Jay Cooke, Esq., B. B. Comegys, II. C. Lea, Dr. William Hunt, Dr. E. Wilson, John Wanamaler, and others. 10 4 tf HY. LAUDEKIIACII'S ACADEMY, ASSEMBLY BUILDINGS, No. 108 feouth TKNTH Street. A Primary, Elementary, and Finishing School for boys and voung men. Persons interested in educa tion are invited to call and witness the method of teaching and discipline practised. Circulars at Mr. Warburton's, No. 430 Chesuut street, or at the Academy. Open for visitors from 9 A. M. to 4 1'. M. 8 20 rDGEHILL SCHOOL MERCHANTVILLE, N. J., Four Miles from Philadelphia. Next session begins MONDAY, October 3. For circulars apply to 3 211y Rev. T. W. CATTELL. T IENRY O. THUNDEKS MUSICAL ACADK- 11. my, No. 1028 PINK Street, Is now open for the reception of papus. bee circulars at .music stores. Office hours 8 to 9 A. M. and 1 to 3 P. M.10ll lnV MISS JJKNNIE T. BECK, TEACHER OF THE PIANO-FORTE, No. T46 FLORIDA Street, win resume Der auues &eptemoer l. 10 in THE CLASSICAL INSTITUTE, DKAN STREET, above Spruce.wul be re-opened September 5th. s 24 2m J w. rAiKi.a, a. u rnncipai. STEAMED OYSTERS! HALF PECK FOR 23 CENTS. 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PROPOSALS will be received until TUESDAY, the (list day of November next, at 19 o'clock at noon, for furnishing complete Revenue stamps, of the fol lowing classes, denominations, and sizes In present use, aud as hereinafter specified, viz. : CLASS I. Adhesive Stamps General and Proprietary, viz: Oeneral One cents, two cents, three cents, four cents, five cents, six cents, ten cents, fifteen cents, twenty cents, twenty-five cents, thirty cents, forty cents, fifty cents, Bixty cents, seventy cents, one dollar, one dollar and thirty cents, one dollar and fifty cents, one dollar and sixty cents, one dollar and nloety cents, two dollars, two dollars and fifty cents, three dollars, three dollars and fifty cents, five dol lars, ten dollars, twenty dollars, twenty-five dollars, fifty dollars, and two hundred dollars. Proprietary One cent, two cents, three cents, four cents, and five cents. OLASS II. Beer stamps, hogsheads, barrels, half barrels, third barrels, quarter barrels, Blxta barrels, and eighth barrels. CLASS nr. Stamps for distilled spirits, tax paid, 10 gallons, 20 gallons, 80 gallons, 40 gallons, 60 gallons, 60 gallons, iv KujiouB, mi gauons, vu gallons, iou gallons, no gal lons, 120 gallons, and i:to gallons. CLASS IV. Stamps for distilled spirits, "other than tax-paid." distillery warehouse, rectified spirits, and wholesale liquor dealers. CLASS V. Tobacco stamps, f pound, .1 pound, 2 pounds, 3 pounds, 5 pounds, 10 pounds, 15 pounds, 20 pou mis, 21 pounds, 22 pounds, 40 pounds, and 60 pouuds. Clas 1, to be gummed, dried, and perforated, and prepared lor Issue In sheets. Class 2, without gumming and perforation, pre pared for issue in sheets, 20 stamps on a sheet. Class 8, without gumming, to be engraved with nine coupons and one stub attached to each stamp, eacn stamp ami stub to be numbered In serial num bers, and bound in book form. Kach boon in con tain M stamps, three on a page, and book to be ap propriately lettered and numbered. Bidders will alBo make proposals for this class of stamps, aa above, 800 stamps to the book. clafcs 4, without gumming and perforation, each stamp to have an engraved stub attached, stamps and btubs to bo numbered in Berlal numbers, aud bound in book form. Each book to contain 400 stamps, 4 on a page, and bound, lettered, and num bered. tilass B, i pound to 5 pounds Inclusive, without gumming and perforation, to be Issued in sheets, 12 Btamps on a sheet. All the other denominations mentioned, excepting the 15 pouuds, to be engraved with stub attached, stamps and stubs to numbered In Berial numbers, and bound in book form, each book to contain 400 stamps, 5 stamps on a page, and bound, lettered, and numbered. 1 he 15-pound stamps to be as above, with tne addition of nine coupons, attached to each stamp. Bids are also asked for the )4 to 6- pounds Btamps Inclusive, to be prepared and boun 1 In book form, as above described, with stubs, but without the cou pons. Specimens of the above-mentioned stamps may be seen at the oilice of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, and sizes and descriptions taken there from. Bidders will state the price per thousand stamps. separately, inclusive and exclusive of paper, de liverable at their place of business, and also at the cilice of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue in Washington. Tbe cost of delivery Bhould be given, both Inclusive and exclusive of the cost of packing and boxing. Bids will be made separately for print ing in one and two colors. Stamps of class 1, the principal colir to be permanent and the other fugi tive, ah tne otner classes mentioned ts be printed in permanent colors. The additional cost of print ing a tln.t upon the stamps printed in one color should also be stated. Bidders will state in their bids the mode of print ing proposed by them, whether plate printing or surface printing. Each bid to be Accompanied with a specimen of the style of engraving and the quality of paper pro posed to be furnished, aud the accepted bidder, be fore the final consummation of a contract, will be required to furnish proof Impressions of tbe en gravings of the several kinds and denominations of stamps, irr,., esaa - zea crS' '1 he contract will require all designs, dies, and plates to be prepared, and dies and plates to be kept bright aud sharp, and that new and additional designs, dies, and plates shall be made either for the present klBds and denominations of stamps or others, without charge, at the pleasure of the Secre tary of the Treasury and the Commissioner of In ternal Revenue, and all such designs, dies, and plates to be the property of and delivered to the United States Treasury Department, at the termina tion of the contract, or whenever demanded by said department. That the stamps shall be prepared aud delivered of such kinds and denominations, and lu such nuantitieB, and at such times, as the com. misHlonc r of Internal Revenue for the time being may uuecu A statement of the numbers of stamps issued dur. ing the fiscal year ending 30th June, 1870, may be seen at the olllce of tbe Commissioner. And that all measures and precautions which the Commissioner of Internal Revenue shall deem ne cessary to take in order to proteot the Government against fraud or negligence on the part of the con tractor or bis employes shall be taken at the proper charge and expense of the contractor. No bids will be considered except irom parties who have been, or are. actually engaged in the business of steel engraving and printing, and provided with all the becessary facilities to execute the work promptly ana give tue requiMio pruwcwiu 10 mo stamps, d les. and nlates in their possession. Parties not known to the Department will furnish proof as to tliese points. Bidders will state the time Irom the date of the contract, If awarded, when they will be ready to commence delivering the stamps, ana meir aauj capacity ior aeiivery mere after. Bids may be made for any one class of stamps mentioned In this notice, or for all. Each bid must be accompanied by a guarantee of at least two responsible persons that, in case tbe bid Is accepted aud a contract entered Into, they will become sureties In such reasonable sum as may be requireu Dy tne uoverumeui ior tne iaitnim perform aDce of the contract. The contract to be made for not less than one year nor more than three years, as may be agreed nnon. In awarding the contract the Commissioner re serves the right to reject any or all proposals in case it snail appear to De ior tne interest oi tne uovern ruent to do so. Proposals should be carefully sealed and marked "l'roposals for Revenue Stamps," and addressed to the uoniuiitssiuuer ui xmuruai iieveuue. C. DELANO, Commissioner of Internal Revenue. October 10, 1870. Approved GEORGE S. BOUTWELL, 10 13 12t Secretary. NOTICE SEALED PROPOSALS. INDORSED l'roposals for fnriiislung Randall's Elocution and Lawrence's Speaker to the Board of Public Education will be received at the olllce, southeast corner of Slxtn and Aoeinni, addressed to the uu derslgned, until THURSDAY, October 13, lh'o, at 12 o'clock M. Said proposals must state the price and quality, ana De accompanieu Dy a sample or said books. By order of the Committee on Supplies. II. W. HALLIWELL, 10 T f mth 3t Secretary. ENQ4NES. MACHINERY, ETO. rftWR. PENN STEAM ENGINE AND BOILER 2Jiii WORKS. NEAFIE 4 LEVY, PRACTI- CUINIST8, BOILER-MAKERS, BLACKSMITHS, and FOUNDERS, having for many years been In successful operation, and! been exclusively engaged In building aud repairing Marine ana reiver unginea, hio-h and low pressure. Iron Boilers, Water Tanks. Propeller. etc etc respectfully oirer their services to the public as being fully prepared to contract for engines of all slzess, Marine, River, and Stationary; having sets of pa items of diileient sizes, are pre pared to execute orders with quick despatch. Every description of pattern-making made at the shortest notice. High and Low Pressure Fine Tubular and Cylinder Boilers of the best Pennsylvania Charcoal Iron. Forgings of all size and kinds. Iron and Brass Castings of all descriptions. Roll Turning, xrew Cutting, and- all other work connected with the above business. Drawlnirs and specifications for all work done the establishment free of charge, and work gua ranteed. , Tim subscribers have ample wharf dock-room foi renalrs of boats, where they can lie In p Tteoi saftty. and are provided with shears, blocks, falir etc. etc., for raising heavy oMlght weighs. JOHN P. LUVY, g ir,$ BEACH and PALMER Streets. 1RAKD TVBE WORKS , AND IRON CO., PHILADELPHIA, PA, Manufacture Plain and Oalvanlzed until UHT-IKUN PIPE and Sundries for Gas and Steam Fitters, Plumbers, AlaCUlUlSIS, iiaillDIT mam m, im acuucis, ciu. WOKKS. TWENTY-THIRD AN l F1LHERT HTRESTS. OFK1CE AND WAREHOUSE, 6 1 No. 42 N. FIFTH bThEET. PROPOSALS. PROPOSALS FOR ARMY TRANSPORTATION IN TEXAS. ilbadquarturs department of tlxab, Chief opartbrmastsr's Ofkicr. V Austin, Texas, epu i. ihtb. Sealed Proposals, in triplicate, will be received at this office until 12 M., on THURSDAY, the 1st day OI j'ecemner, imio, ior tne TRANSPORTATION OF ARMY SUPPLIES from the 1st day of January, 1871, to the 81st day Of December, 1871, on the following routes, via. : ROUTE NO. 8 (ByWatsr). From the wharf at Brazos Santiago, Texas, to Fort Brown, Texas, and From Fort Brown, Texas, to Ringgold Barracks; Texas ; per 100 pounds for whole distance between each point. Proposals will also state the rates at which bid dors propose to transport to or from each of the above named points, officers and enlisted men Wlta their suthorlzed allowance of baggage. ROUTE No. 8. From Ringgold Barracks, Texas, to Fort Mcintosh, lexss. ROUTE NO. 4. From Indlanola, Texas, or the termlnns of the Mexican Gulf Railroad to San Antonio, Texas. KUli C 0. D. From San Antonio, Texas, to Fort Mcintosh, Texas. Fort Duncan, Texas. Fort Clark, Texas. Fort McKavett, Texas. Fort Concho, Texas. Fort Stockton, Texas. Fort Davis, Texas. Fort OrltUn, Texas Fort Richardson, Texas. And any posts that may be hereafter established In Northwest Texas, south of Red river. Posts west of Fort Davis will be supplied by Gov ernment teams. ROUTE NO. 6. From the Ship's Tackle at Galveston. Texas, to Brcmond, Texas, or the terminus of the Texas Cen tral Railroad. ROUTE NO. T. From Bremond. Texas, or the terminus of the Texas Central Railroad, to rort uriiuu, Texas. Fort Richardson, Texas. Aud any posts that may be hereafter established south of Red ltlver In Northwestern Texas. The transportation to be furnished exclusively bp htrrne or mule teams Except In cases of emergency, this service may be performed by one train per month. Returning trains will transport supplies from point to point ou the direct route of return towards the Initial point, or to any point or points beyond the first point ol destination, at contract rates; and should trains be sent from their original point of destination to another point empty, half the contract rates shall be allowed, for the distance travelled empty, on the amount of stores to oe transported,, and lull rates for the distance travelled after load lng. Bidders will state the rate per 100 pounds per 100 miles at which they will transport supplies, which will Include the transportation of supplies accom panying the movement of troops. Each bid must be accompanied by a guarantee of at least two responsible persons (whose responsi bility must be certified by the clerk of a Court of Record) that the bidder is competent to carry out tbe contract if awarded to him; and the residence and post office address of each bidder and guarantor must be Btated. The amount of bond required from the contractor for each route will be thirty thousand (30,000) dol lars. Forms ol contract may be seen at the Quarter, master's oil We at Galveston, Indlanola, San Antonio. Rlnggoid Barracks, Brownsville, Fort Mcintosh, and) at this oillce. The Government reserves the right to use its own means of transportation for this service when, deemed advisable to do so, and to reject any, or all bids offered. ' Any further information will be promptly fur nished on application In person or by letter to this olllce. Proposals must be plainly endorsed on the en velope : "Proposals for Army Transportation on Route No " and addressed to the undersigned. By order of Brevet Major-General Reynolds, Com manding Department. JAMES A. EKIN, Deputy Quartermaster-General, U. S. Army, Chief Q. M. Dept. of Texas. 10 6 lot LUMBbRi 1870 fPRUCE JOIST. PRUCE JOIST. HEMLOCK. HEMLOCK. 1870 inni SEASONED CLEAR PINK. -QrrV 10 I U 8EASONED CLEAR PINE. 10 4 V CHOICE PATTERN PINE. SPANISH CEDAR, FOR PATTERNS. RED CEDAR. 1870 FLORIDA FLOORING. FLORIDA FLOORING. CAROLINA FLOORING. . VIRGINIA FLOORING. DELAWARE FLOORING. ASH FLOORING. WALNUT FLOORING. FLORIDA STEP BOARDS. RAIL PLANK. 1870 t QAWALNUT BOARDS AND PLANK. 1 Q7l 10 i V WALNUT BOARDS AND PLANK. 10 i V WALNUT BOARDS. WALNUT PLANK. 1 U7A UNDERTAKERS' LUMBER. 1 DiTV 10 IV UNDERTAKERS' LUMBER. 10 I V RED CEDAR. WALNUT AND PINE. ifml SEASONED POPLAR. 1 Q7A. 10 4 U SEASONED CHERRY. 10 4 V ASH, WHITE OAK PLANK AND BOARDS, HICKORY. 1870 C16AR BOX MAKERS' CIGAR BOX MAKERS' 1870 SPAN Dill CEDAR BOX BOARDS, r Ufi DALuli iaj w. 1870 CAROLINA SCANTLING. CAROLINA H. T. SILLS. NORWAY SCANTLING. 1870 1870 CEDAR SHINGLES. - QFTA, CYPRESS SHINGLES. 1041 MAULE, BROTHER fc CO., No. 2500 SOUTH Street IIS IJANEL PLANK. ALL THICKNESSES. COMMON PLANK, ALL THICKNESSES. 1 COMMON BOARDS. 1 and 8 SIDE FENCE BOARDS. WniTE PINE FLOORING BOARDS. YELLOW AND SAP PINE FLOORINGS, ltf an 4V SPRUCE JOIST, AIX SIZES. HEMLOCK JJOIST, ALL SIZES. PLASTERING LATH A SPECIALTY. Together with a general assortment of Building Lumber for sale low for cash. T. W. SMALTZ, 6 81 6m No. 1718 RIDGE Avenue, north of Poplar St. United States Builders' Mi!!, FIFTEENTH Street, Below Market. E8LER & BROTHER, PROPRIETORS. Wood Mouldings, Brackets and General Turning Work, Hand-rail Balusters and Newel Posts. 9 1 Sea A LARGE ASSORTMENT ALWAYS ON HAN IX BUILDING MATERIALS. R. R. THOMAS & CO., piAuaa ix Doors, Blinds, Sash, Shutters1 WINDOW FRAMES, ETC, . M. w. OOBKIB Ot EIGHTEENTH and MARKET Streets PATENT. STATE RIGHT8 FOR SALE. STATE RIGHTS of a valuable Invention lust patented, and fof tbe SLICING, CUTTING, and CHIPPING of drie beef, cabbage, etc., are hereby offered for sale. It Is an article of great value to proprietors of hotel and restaurants, aud It should be Introduced Into every family. STATE BIGHTS FOR SALE. Model can be seen at TELEGRAPH OFF1UJS COOPER'S POINT, N. J 1 87tf MTJNDY fc HOFFMAN. Corn Exchange Bag Manufactory, JOHN T. DAILEY, N. . Cor. WATER and MARKET SU HOPB AND TWINE, BAG8 and BAGGING, for Grain, Flour, bait, Super-Phosphate of Lime, Bout Dust, Etc. 1 ,rpo sp-sii r.rvw VKGS "onrtan'iV oq.